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English definition of “shoehorn”

shoehorn

noun [C]  /ˈʃuˌhɔrn/ us  
a smooth, curved piece of plastic or metal that is placed in the back of a shoe when putting it on in order to help the foot slide in more easily

shoehorn

verb [T]  /ˈʃuˌhɔrn/ us  
to fit something or someone into a tight place: We’d have to build another school to shoehorn all our students in.
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